Death of Alfred Eisenstaedt

December 6, 1898 - August 25, 1995
Menemsha, Massachusetts | Age 96

Photographer of the 'defining moment', dies at 96
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German photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt whose pioneering images for Life magazine shaped American photojournalism, died on August 24, 1995. He was 96.

He is best known for his photograph of a sailor and nurse kissing in Times Square during a V-J Day celebration. His photography was candid and often made with a 35mm Leica M3 rangefinder camera.

Eisenstaedt was born into a Jewish family in Dirschau (Tczew) in West Prussia, Imperial Germany. His family moved to Berlin in 1906....

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